A dream team of Florida vendors and a drop-dead gorgeous St. Petersburg wedding – we’re kicking off your Tuesday morning in one seriously amazing way. Think beautiful blooms from Artistry Designs Group, the perfect planning of Exquisite Events and glorious image after glorious image from K&K Photography, LLC – all wrapped up in a beautiful blending of cultures and a traditional love-fest that will take your breath away. Ready for a morning, noon and night of pretty? Join us in the gallery for more.
From the Bride… Our wedding day was inspired by the merging of our two cultures into one — my husband is a Cuban born and raised in Florida, and I’m a German from the Midwest. We wanted to acknowledge both of our families, backgrounds and heritage and create a sense of unity throughout the entire day. We incorporated this by maintaining our wedding mantra, “joining lives, cultures and hearts.” We kept that idea in mind when we made all the decisions regarding our big day. Our first dance was a combination of salsa and waltz to music that transitioned from English to Spanish. We located our band at a work function of mine; they incorporated Spanish music into their performance as well. I created signage throughout the day at the ceremony and reception that was written in both German and Spanish. The thank you signs, the drink signs and card signs all reflected this. I added the monogram motif to every stationery item and sign that I created, which also brought a unity to all of the signage. The menu also offered food representative of both cultures. My mother, sister and I made the cookie favors; one was a replica of my dress and the other a similar design to my husband’s tuxedo. We wanted to tell our story through the details of our special day, and we wanted our guests to feel they were getting to know more about us from this event.
Looking back, the day felt magical. We’re so fortunate to have worked with an amazingly talented photographer, K&K, and cinematographer, Tampa Wonderworks. We wanted to ensure every detail that we put into our special day was captured. Our guests commented that our wedding felt very warm and personal, which was exactly what we wanted … although it was a large wedding and in a hotel ballroom. The love we have for each other and our families was reflected throughout the day, which I know was special to our parents as well. My favorite memory of the day was my husband’s tight embrace at the church when the priest made it official. We’re so happy to begin our lives together.
Wedding Photography: K&K Photography, LLC/ Ceremony: St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Petersburg, Florida / Reception + Wedding Cake: Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida / Wedding Planning: Lisa Mohyla of Exquisite Events / Floral Design: Artistry Designs Group / Officiant: Father Gibbons of St. Paul’s Catholic Church / Wedding Cinematography: Lucky Lemon Films (Formerly Tampa Wonderworks Films) / Wedding Band: The Headliners / Wedding Dress: Saison Blanche Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Makeup: The Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Artist Group